Say What? Top Five IT Quotes of the Week

“There are butts in seats and fingers on keyboards, pounding out the software for OpenFlow as well as extensions to that technology.”

David Ward, CTO and chief architect of the Service Provider Division at Cisco explaining Cisco’s involvement in OpenFlow (EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet)


“I’m simply not really organized enough to be a good MIS person. And frankly, I lack the interest. I find the low-level details of how computers work really interesting, but if I had to care about user problems and people forgetting their passwords or messing up their backups, I don’t know what I’d do. I’d probably turn to drugs and alcohol to dull the pain.”

Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux explaining why he doesn’t do tech support (TechCrunch)


“Right now, enterprise  customers don’t want to bet the farm on a company that may or may not be around in terms of Ubuntu, where they are still working toward profitability, versus Red Hat, which has just passed a billion in sales.”

Mark Semadeni, ProLiant Linux Business Manager at Hewlett-Packard, explaining why some customers choose Red Hat instead of Ubuntu for Linux (ServerWatch


“I think that it’s way too early to have a debate on Ultrabook versus tablet because, in fact, in my view the long-term form factor is probably somewhere in between those two devices.”

Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel on the Ultrabook vs Tablet question (Datamation)


“The old vulnerabilities should be well detected, but they are still successful.”

Jason Jones, advanced security intelligence engineer at HP DVLabs, commenting on the fact that the majority of successful attack use old flaws (eSecurityPlanet)



Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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